Biscayne Boulevard would be reduced from four lanes to two between Southeast Second Street and the American Airlines Arena, according to a plan released by the Downtown Development Authority.
Parking lots in the middle of Biscayne Boulevard would be eliminated. They would be replaced by what the DDA is calling a ‘park’, although renderings show it will be mostly asphalt with little green space and few shade trees. Instead of shifting lanes and enlarging Bayfront Park, the new space would be marooned in between four lanes of traffic.
The DDA’s deputy director claims that removing the roads and parking will give people an alternative to driving.